Video: Event Innovators 2011: What’s Your Favorite Moment of the Planning Process?

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For our first Innovation Issue, we set out to find the most innovative people in the event industry, the creative professionals at the forefront of how this business is changing. To better understand what makes our 2011 innovators tick, we asked some of the 68 people in the issue, “What is your favorite moment of the event planning process?”

The innovators in this video:
Dan Mathieu, co-owner, Max Ultimate Food, Boston
Marc Hall, principal, Marc Hall Design, Boston
Michael Nedeau, president and C.O.O., PBD Events, Boston
Bryan Rafanelli, founder, president, and C.E.O., Rafanelli Events, Boston
Marlo Fogelman, principal, Marlo Marketing/Communications, Boston
Dennis Remer, production designer and account representative, Frost, Chicago
Rita Gutekanst, co-owner, Limelight—Food Illuminated, Chicago
Bill Heffernan, creative director, Heffernan Morgan Ronsley, Chicago
Marina Birch, principal, Birch Design Studio, Chicago
Sean Canon, C.E.O., Event Creative, Chicago
Lee Kite, director of distinguished events, American Cancer Society Illinois Division, Chicago
Michelle Mahoney, director of worklife, Leo Burnett, Chicago
André Wells, owner, Events by André Wells, Washington
Julie Shanklin, president and C.E.O., Syzygy Event Productions, Washington
Eric Michael, owner and creative director, Occasions Caterers, Washington
Jayne Sandman, director, BrandLinkDC, Washington
Suzanne Goin, chef and owner, Lucques Catering, Los Angeles
Craig Waldman, owner, 15/40 Productions, Los Angeles
Carleen Cappelletti, president, Bounce-AEG, Los Angeles
Cara Kleinhaut, owner, Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design, Los Angeles and New York
Youngsong Martin, founder and chief designer, Wildflower Linen, Los Angeles
Pablo Oliveira, president, Nüage Designs, Miami and New York
Javier Velarde, president and executive producer, Triton Productions, Miami
Karla Dascal, president, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Miami
Robert Wennett, president, UIA Management, Miami
Isabel Chattas, co-founder and C.O.O., Siinc Agency, Miami
Sandra Novas, co-founder and chief creative officer, Siinc Agency, Miami
Brian Aaron, president, Aaron’s Catering, Miami
Bobby Taylor, owner, Taylor Creative Inc., New York
Jennifer Blumin, president, Skylight Group, New York
Liz Neumark, C.E.O. and founder, Great Performances, New York
Ira Levy, president, Levy Lighting, New York
David Stark, president and creative director, David Stark Design and Production, New York
Tom Webster, partner and creative director, Mother New York, New York
Charles Khabouth, founder and C.E.O., INK Entertainment, Toronto
Christopher Pegg, lighting department manager, Westbury National Show Systems, Toronto

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